An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades, by Usamah Ibn-Munqidh, translated by P.K. Hitti
Published by Columbia University Press in 1929. 256 pages. Hardback.(WSOU2)
This book is the fascinating memoir of a Syrian lord and soldier in the mid 12th century, a period when the Middle East was plunged into war during the Crusades.
It offers a wonderful account of both life in the Middle East at the time and the military conflict that raged between the invading Christians and the local Arab populations.
The condition of the book is generally ok. The cover boards have some minor scuffs and blemishes, and some nibbling and bumping along the edges and corners, but the spine is intact and all pages are intact and bound. Their are small library labels on the inside front and back covers, an area of wear on the first inside page where a label has been removed, and small university stamps on the second page and publishing details page